Tick and Flea Control
Ticks and fleas are parasites that live on the blood of their hosts, and are associated with the transmission of serious diseases. ALLGone Services provides high quality flea and tick extermination services in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metropolitan area.
American Dog Tick
The American dog tick is dark in color, with faint yellowish markings on the dorsal surface. Adult males are about 1/8 in length. Females engorged after a blood meal can be as large as one-half inch. The preferred hosts of American dog ticks are dogs and other canines, but they will readily feed on other animals, including humans.
American dog ticks have been implemented in the transmission of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, tick paralysis, and ehrlichiosis.
Brown Dog Tick
The brown dog tick is small, brownish in color, and can complete its entire life cycle indoors. The preferred hosts of brown dog ticks are dogs and other canines, but the brown dog ticks' preference is stronger: Brown dog ticks usually will feed on humans and other non-canine animals only when canines aren't available.
Brown dog ticks are known to transmit canine ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia canis) and canine babesia (Babesia canis) in dogs; and are capable of transmitting rickettsial diseases in humans.
The deer tick is a small, dark-colored tick that is one of several species in the genus Ixodes known to transmit Lyme disease. Deer ticks usually feed on large mammals like deer, horses, and cattle, but they'll feed on almost any warm-blooded animal, including humans and rodents.
Lyme disease, if left untreated, can cause serious damage to the heart and nervous system. Lyme disease can also cause joint problems in dogs and horses.
Fleas are insects that belong to the order Siphonaptera, which includes about 2,380 species. They are tiny insects whose bodies are narrower than they are tall, and who have very powerful legs adapted to jumping. Although usually named after their preferred hosts, most fleas will feed on any convenient warm-blooded animal, including humans.
The Oriental rat flea is the primary vector of bubonic plague. Fleas are also associated with the transmission of typhus, tapeworms, and fleabite dermatitis. The majority of tapeworm infestations in children are caused by fleas being accidentally ingested while playing with pets.
For help with fleas, ticks, or any other pest problems, please contact us.
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